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Men’s Basketball Hosting Gold-Blue Debut To Start Season

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The West Virginia men’s basketball team will be hosting a Gold-Blue Debut event at the WVU Coliseum on Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.

This will be the tip-off to the 2021-22 basketball season, opened to the public. The Gold-Blue Debut event will be free of admission. Coliseum parking will also be free on this night.

A scrimmage between the gold and blue teams will be the center of the event, with other festivities involved. WVU head coach Bob Huggins will also speak to the fans during the event.

The 2021-22 West Virginia Mountaineers see a lot of turnover from last season, as they look to return to the NCAA Tournament. Guards Taz Sherman, Sean McNeil, Jalen Bridges, and forwards Gabe Osabuohien and Isaiah Cottrell are some of the returning players from last season. Sherman was third in scoring on the team last season, averaging 13.4 points and McNeil was fourth, averaging 12.2.

West Virginia adds seven new players to the program with three grad transfers and four freshmen to have a total of 15 players. The grad transfers added for this season are Malik Curry (Old Dominion), Pauly Paulicap (DePaul) and Dimon Carrigan (Florida International). The four-current freshmen are Seth Wilson, Kobe Johnson, Jamel King and James Okonkwo.

As the Mountaineers mix familiar players with new, catch them in-person on Oct. 15 inside the WVU Coliseum for the Gold-Blue Debut.

(Top Photo: Dale Sparks)

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently writes for The Daily Athenaeum and is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year with Blue Gold Sports — an USA Today credentialed outlet. He is from Cincinnati, OH.

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